Assistant Director for Anti-Violence Initiatives: Michelle Lambing, MA, LAC, NCC
Michelle (she/her) joined the Division of Student Affairs in 2008 as a Program Assistant for the Alcohol Drug Education Program, Disability Support Services and Anti-Violence Initiatives. Michelle now serves as the Assistant Director for Anti-Violence Initiatives. As a part of her role, Michelle works with students on a daily basis to provide appropriate support services for those impacted by power-based personal violence and opportunities for community involvement as it relates to prevention. Michelle supervises volunteers, interns, student workers and the SAVE (Student Anti-Violence Education) Peer Educators on campus. This supervisory role is a perfect blend for two of Michelle’s passions: prevention work and student engagement.
Michelle holds two degrees from The College of New Jersey, having earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2008 and her Master’s of Arts degree in Counseling in 2013. Michelle is also recognized as a nationally certified counselor and is working toward licensure as a professional counselor.
Michelle currently resides in Bucks County with her husband and daughter and enjoys filling her free time with family, friends, home improvement projects and baking.
Office of Violence Against Women Grant Project Director and Prevention Education Specialist
Zach (he/him/his) began interning with Anti-Violence Initiatives in January 2016 and now serves as the Office of Violence Against Women Grant Project Director and Prevention Education Specialist. In addition to managing the OVW grant that AVI received in 2016, Zach supports the Assistant Director in generating and sustaining prevention programs and in managing the Peer Educator team; Zach also coordinates AVI’s Mobilizing Men programming.
Zach graduated from TCNJ in 2013 with a degree in English and Psychology and will graduate from the College again in 2017 with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Zach currently resides in Bucks County and enjoys spending his free time baking, exercising, or finding new restaurants to try.
Green Dot Promotion & Engagement Intern
I am Manisha Bandamede (she/her), a senior Physics major with a minor in Public Health. I am excited to work as the Green Dot Promotion and Engagement Intern because it gives me the opportunity to educate the campus community ways they could actively prevent violence. I aspire to be a doctor in the future and be a part of Doctors Without Borders and offer help wherever it is needed. I love traveling to new places, yoga and reading. I look forward to generating green dots all over campus and move us towards a culture of safety.
Hello! My name is Surbhi Chawla (she/her), and I am a sophomore at TCNJ with a marketing major and double minor in graphic design and WGS. This is my first year as the AVI PR/Graphic Design Intern and I absolutely love it! Apart from this, I am also in All College Theatre (ACT), TCNJ Musical Theatre (TMT), and Women in Learning and Leadership (WILL). I’m passionate about art, feminism, politics, and dogs! Although I am studying abroad during Spring 2016, I want to do everything in my power to make AVI a well-known resource on campus in my time here.
Victim Support Specialist Intern
Hello everyone! My name is Mary-Elizabeth Thompson (she/her) and I’m a senior Women’s and Gender studies major with a minor in anthropology. Along with being the Victim Support Specialist Intern here at AVI, I’m also a Research Assistant at the Center for Institutional Effectiveness here at TCNJ and a very active member of All College Theatre. My goal at AVI is to facilitate empathy for those affected by power based personal violence and to educate the community about how to support victims and survivors.
Community Engaged Intern
Hi! My name is Brynn Holbrook (she/her). I’m a junior studying Sociology and Public Health. This is my first semester as the CE Intern for AVI, and I’m so thankful to be part of this office! Besides working at AVI, I’m a DJ at the college radio station, WTSR, and a tutor. I enjoy being outside, and I love puppies, squirrels, and chocolate. If you see me around campus, feel free to say hello!
Inclusive Community Programming Intern
Hi, my name is Alli Londres (they/them) and I am the Inclusive Community Programming Intern with AVI! I am a Junior transfer student, so this is my second year at TCNJ. I am a WGS major, with a minor in Queer and Sexuality Studies. I’m passionate about dogs, lipstick, and the liberation of marginalized groups through education. Come talk to me!